Can we eat to starve cancer? William Li on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

William Li presents a new way to think about cancer treatment: angiogenesis, targeting the blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that beat cancer at its own game. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 20:02)

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Comments (12)

  • Joshua Heslop commented on Dec 27 2013

    Hi there,

    I’m a medical student and I’m writing a paper on diet and cancer. Can someone point me in the direction of any pubmed publications or randomised control trials done by William Li? I’d love to be able to include and reference his research in my review.

    Many thanks.

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  • luaay lewis commented on Sep 2 2012

    مرحبا دكتور وليم استطيع التعليق لو سمحت على محاضرتك القيمة واقول
    ان مرض السرطان وهو مرض نفسي ( روحي ) يتعلق فلو ازلنا مسبب السرطان وانا بعتقادي تداخل روحاني مع عوالم تعيش معنا من غير ان نراها فلو استطنا ازالتها من المريض سوف يتوقف هذا المرض من الانتشار في الجسم المريض ثم نبدا المرحلة الثانية من العلاج باستخدام الاعشاب والنباتات التي ذكرتها انت , ومن خلال تجاربي الشخصية الكثيرة كان لدي علاج لعشرات حالات السرطان في العراق , ارجو تواصلك مع مع احترامي / المعالج الروحاني والنفسي لؤي لويس

  • Arnold Schaaij commented on May 20 2012

    Is this not proof for what the Raw Food community is saying for over a decade? For example the Gerson Therapy http://gerson.org/gerpress/. I am not affiliated in any way, just interested, but Dr Gerson wrote medical articles about healing through eating in the early twenties, nevertheless he has not been taken seriously by the medical world. I think this proven influence of healthy food on cancers cell or blood vessels, is a good step forward. We should indeed take responsibility for our own body and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

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  • commented on Feb 9 2011

    eating more tomatoes as a result of this video… we’ll find out if it makes a difference… in about 30 years

  • Rahul Sharma commented on Jun 1 2010

    “Hi,very informative post , in my opinion prevention is better than cure, eating healthy food is a best way to fight cancer.Thanks for sharing this post and keep blogging.”

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  • F. Cristina M. commented on May 28 2010

    I believe prevention is still the best cure & eating cancer-fighting foods is better than being under heavy medications & being subjected to numerous lab tests.

    F. Cristina M.

  • joseph wong commented on May 21 2010

    wonderful!so exacting